Wednesday, August 08, 2007
At a birthday party on Saturday there was an older boy, Nick, about 8 years old, who was great at playing with and entertaining the younger kids. Max had one of the things pictured above, and Max would blow on it and the older boy acted as if the force of the thing knocked him over. Max laughed and laughed. They continued this for a while until Nick moved on to something else.
Max then aimed the thing at the other kids. They were not interested in playing. I had to step in to steer Max away from annoying the other people. Lauren heard me correcting Max and asked me from the other room, “What was he doing?”
“He was blowing on the…uhh. The thing.”
“What?” Lauren asked.
“You know the thing that you blow on?” I knew it didn’t sound right as soon as I said it. “You know it gets bigger when you blow on it?” I looked around at the other parents in the room to see if they were looking at me funny.
“The thing. Uh, I don’t know, the thing you blow on and it gets longer…Forget it.”
FYI if you are ever in this situation the thing is called a "BlowOut".
Posted byWilliam Meakim aka WILLIAM at 8/08/2007 11:30:00 AM